Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

“What’s Up Wednesday” is a weekly blog hop by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. From Jaime: It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. Be sure to visit Jaime's blog to add your post to the link list!




What I'm Reading: I've been on vacation since last Thursday (today is actually my first day back at work) so I read Siege and Storm on Thursday, and I loved it. Once I actually write my review of The Madman's Daughter, I'll get this review up. I haven't picked my next book yet--thinking I'll do another debut since I'm behind on my DAC.

What I'm Writing: The first couple of vacation days were dedicated to dealing with a few things around the house--some planned (finishing unpacking), some not so planned (cleaning up the flooded basement). Then my husband and I headed to Chattanooga, where he built in time specifically for me to write.


I hit two pretty big milestones, First: Ten chapters to go! Second: 70,000 words down. As you may have guessed, I decided to move forward with drafting (perhaps at the urging of some unnamed commenters...you know who you are). My goal this week is to finish part five, which will leave part six--the Battle of Shiloh.

Bed and breakfast bliss.

What Else I've Been Up To: Vacation? Yes, please. We had some great food and stayed at a beyond lovely bed and breakfast. It was a much-needed escape. I'm only hoping the peace I was able to gain will stay with me. I think yoga may help with that :)

For those of you on Twitter Monday night, these are the cocktails I mentioned.

What's Inspiring Me Now: Spending time with my husband this weekend has been awesome. He really does fuel my creativity, and he takes me nice places to see nice things. Here's a video I took that I've been watching for inspiration.

video

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on meeting your goal. I hope everything works out this week.

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  2. Congratulations on hitting your milestones! Good luck with your goal for this week :)
    It looks like you had a great vacation, I love that peace you get when you've been away.

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  3. Your vacation looks and sounds lovely! So great that you had some time off and some time to write. I hope the peace and relaxation stays with you! :)

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  4. Yay for reaching writing goals and for also sneaking a little vacation time in there, too :)

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  5. LOL, Liz. Thank you for the visual to put with your slightly drunken state on Twitter Monday. Those look delicious and I am officially jealous! Wonderful progress, it sounds like your book is moving along quite nicely. Well done!

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  6. yummy food is a big part of vacationing! For me, anyway. Glad you enjoyed Siege and Storm. i really need to pick up The Madman's Daughter.

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  7. Ooh! I'm looking forward to your reviews. I was eying at least one of those titles just this week and wondering.

    So glad you had an awesome vacation, and it sounds like your WIP is going to be epic. *bouncing excitedly* Keep at it, eh?

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  8. I'm totally impressed that you got writing done while on vacation. I tend to go on very ADHD vacations where we're in a mad race to see EVERYTHING. I can't even read a book on vacation (except maybe on the plane) let alone write one. It sounds like you had a nice relaxing time. I love the butterflies.

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  9. You are seriously kicking this WIPs butt. Good for you! And I'm impressed that you worked on writing while you were away. You're far more disciplined than I am. ;-) And that is very sweet of your hubby to slot in time for your writing. Sounds like you had a great trip!

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  10. I think those unnamed commenters are brilliant. :-) Here's to pushing through the first draft! I adore your butterfly video... Totally makes me smile. And I'm just a *tiny* bit envious of your vacation. What a great husband you have, planning it all and making time for you to write. Best of luck with your progress in the coming week, Liz!

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  11. Congrats on meeting your writing goal! I bet that feels awesome. Looking forward to what you think about The Madman's Daughter. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Congrats on getting so much writing done!
    I feel inspired when I get to spend time with my husband too. He evens out my crazy personality lol.

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  13. That bed and breakfast looks gorgeous! And I love that your husband actually scheduled time for you to write while you were away! What a sweet and thoughtful gesture!

    I'm so excited to hear you're in the home stretch on drafting! 70,000 words done and ten chapters to go is awesome! Hope writing part five goes smoothly!

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  14. Yay for the writing. I love seeing the chapters like that. It looks like a software I don't have.

    I love butterflies and that b&b looks amazing.

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